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Five CSU grads ordained on one day

Recently, Summit Church ordained five young men to the ministry, all of them graduates of Charleston Southern. Summit, which meets on the campus of Charleston Southern University, is a multigenerational congregation that disciples all ages.  Nick Ballenger, executive pastor, said, “We created an initiative called Summit Labs which offers practical pastoral training, along with opportunities […]

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Alumni Q&A: Jeff Christmas `02

Jeff Christmas is currently a manager at Boeing South Carolina plant over the wiring team in Building 20 Cell 30. He has been an avionics technician for Boeing, and he is also a U.S. Army veteran. Q. What are some of the skills you learned at CSU that have benefited you the most? I learned […]

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Alumni Q&A: Bowe Butler `05

Bowe Butler spends his days at Benefitfocus making sure the client is happy. As a delivery manager, he is involved with account project management that is client facing. His background is in ministry, working with nonprofits and groups such as Campus Outreach. Most recently he worked at Summit Church in North Carolina. But he felt a […]

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Alumni Q&A: Hope Harrison Avery `88

Hope Harrison Avery is an HR director with an agency providing services to individuals with intellectual disabilities. She uses her sociology degree every day in not only recruiting but in developing staff. She considers herself a servant leader who sees the value in empowering staff to do their best. Q. What skills did you learn […]

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Alumni Q&A: Justin Ervin `11

Justin Ervin is currently assigned as a defense counsel, representing soldiers accused of violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, everything ranging from murder trials to simple AWOL cases. He earned a juris doctorate and a master of business administration from Wake Forest University. Q. What skills did you learn at CSU that have […]

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2019 Annual Alumni Awards distributed

Each year, the Alumni Association honors graduates who are making a difference in their jobs, in churches, in community service and in promoting the university’s mission. Learn about this year’s winners who nominated by peers and selected by the Alumni Association selection committee. Alumnus Community Service Award: Awarded posthumously to Julian Smith ’74 Julian Smith, known […]

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Computer science graduate comes full circle

As an undergraduate, Napiya Nubuya was taken aback by the lack of women, and especially women of color, in the computer science program. Once she was in the workforce she realized how serious it really was. So, she set about to change it. In August, Charleston Southern hosted the inaugural Charleston chapter of The Next […]

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Alumni Q&A: Karriema Calhoun `11

Karriema Calhoun `11 is a senior versatile technologist working in information technology at Boeing. Her primary responsibilities include looking for opportunities to save money and drive reduction in various IT services and functions, as well as developing communication messages and marketing campaigns to spread awareness of these opportunities and how employees can contribute to success […]

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Overcoming obstacles on the way to an MBA

Antwione McKinney earned his MBA with a management information systems emphasis in 2018. He’s grateful for the opportunity, but nothing about earning his master’s degree was easy. McKinney has worked in the IT field for nearly two decades and currently is the director of technology for a private academy in the Mount Pleasant area. He […]

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`13 graduate serves alumni and parents

Christian Hanley is CSU’s director of alumni and parent engagement. Hanley graduated from CSU in 2013 and was working at CEMS Engineering before returning to CSU. “I have a heart for things going on at CSU,” said Hanley. “I learned a lot here and met a lot of people who have continued to pour into […]

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